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Political leaders and government officials like to make dramatic statements. Are they telling the truth?

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Trump's misleading claim on pre-existing protections in Graham-Cassidy

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. Mike Pence .'

False

Mike Pence erroneously credits Thomas Jefferson with small government quote

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. Bill Cassidy .'

Mostly False

Bill Cassidy offers misleading defense in face-off with Jimmy Kimmel

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. Bernie Sanders .'

Half-True

Comparing administrative costs for private insurance and Medicare

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Donald Trump

Half-True

How strong has job growth been on Donald Trump's watch?

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Are long gas lines forming in North Korea, as Donald Trump says?

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Donald Trump

Half-True

President Donald Trump's Half True claim that support for DACA is as high as '92 percent'

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. Senate Leadership Fund .'

Mostly False

GOP super PAC says Alabama's Roy Moore doesn't back Trump's border wall

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. Kris Kobach .'

False

Is there evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire, as Kris Kobach said? Not really

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. Dave Brat .'

False

Rep. Dave Brat claims DACA leads to chain migration of up to 4 million. That's False

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The Washington Post

Sen. Cassidy's rebuttal to Jimmy Kimmel: 'More people will have coverage'

Sen. Cassidy’s rebuttal to Jimmy Kimmel: ‘More people will have coverage’

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President Trump’s claim that ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ than Harvey and Irma

President Trump’s claim that ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ than Harvey and Irma

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The Washington Post Fact Checker is 10 years old today, though strictly speaking that statement might merit a Pinocchio. With a burst of four fact checks on the morning of Sept. 19, 2007 — of Osama bin Laden, former senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former senator Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.) — our former colleague Michael […]

Happy 10th birthday, Fact Checker!

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Medicare, private insurance and administrative costs: A Democratic talking point

Medicare, private insurance and administrative costs: A Democratic talking point

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Speaker Ryan’s fuzzy math on the nation's 'terrible tax system'

Speaker Ryan’s fuzzy math on the nation’s ‘terrible tax system’

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Did James Comey violate federal laws?

Did James Comey violate federal laws?

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As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the 'cholera' label

As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the ‘cholera’ label

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President Trump’s claim foreign leaders told him they’re unhappy with 7-9 percent GDP growth

President Trump’s claim foreign leaders told him they’re unhappy with 7-9 percent GDP growth

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The House Republicans' claim they have 'passed more bills' than recent first-year presidencies

The House Republicans’ claim they have ‘passed more bills’ than recent first-year presidencies

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President Trump’s claim that a wall will 'stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country'

President Trump’s claim that a wall will ‘stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country’

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